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Gavan Ambrosini - PCC

Ambrosini Group

Sacramento-Bay Area

Gavan is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), an organizational development consultant, trainer and partner change agent with over a decade of experience coaching leaders on governance methods — insights, strategies, and initiatives in both the U.S.A and Canada.

Gavan’s coaching philosophy focuses on communication using emotional intelligence, strengths-based leadership theory, and ICF coaching principles. To maximize individual and organizational potential, Gavan believes that developing deep self-awareness is key. With a  nuanced and sophisticated understanding of how an individual operates in relationship to others, they can start to lead authentically.

A foundation of trust and transparency is what allows innovation and unrealized potential to be ignited. 360s are fine, of course, but taking a deeper dive into what makes the individual leader truly “tick” is a crucial next step. Gavan’s challenge-for-growth: “Want to know where you thrive as an influential leader? Want to understand how your teams can work better together? Taking the Learning in Action EQ assessment and debrief is a great place to start  the journey to truly impact your influence through self-aware and dynamic leadership: high-performance energy and focus will be the result shared by all.

Kathryn M . Downing

Galileo Coaching

Santa Barbara, CA

As a coach and strategic planning consultant, I draw on the knowledge and perspectives gained from more than 30 years of leadership experience in the business world, as well as in non-profits and as an individual who has made significant career and personal transitions.

As a business executive the focus was on leading the financial turnaround and cultural transformation of professional publishing companies including the Los Angeles Times as its Publisher, President and CEO. My specialty was in leading organizations through profound change and transformation.

My coaching practice is in three areas that I care about deeply: leaders in for-profit and non-profit organizations, women executives and individuals contemplating or facing significant life transitions.

My educational background is a J.D. from Stanford University School of Law and a B.A. in economics from Lewis & Clark College in Portland Oregon. I am a certified by the Hudson Institute of Coaching.

Reyna Fernandez - BA

Reyna Executive Coach
(949) 231-0195

Reyna is an energetic, results-oriented, international business consultant and executive coach.  She works with clients across the globe in a variety of areas including creating a vision, establishing a strong leadership brand, change and conflict management, communication, emotional intelligence, role transitions, and many others. She has worked with individuals in all levels of management ranging from new managers to tenured executives.  Her industry expertise includes global companies in a variety of different industries ranging from consumer products, pharmaceuticals, medical device, construction, travel, ecommerce, high-tech, and engineering, among others.

Reyna holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Cultural Anthropology from Haverford College and a Master’s Degree from Columbia University.  She is a certified executive coach through the Hudson Institute, an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation and an adjunct leadership coach for the Center for Creative Leadership.  Reyna also completed the Hoffman Process at the Hoffman Institute and is certified in a number of psychometric and 360-degree multi-rater and emotional intelligence assessments, including the EQ-in-Action profile.

Sarah Kivel - ACC

Emotional Intelligence Executive Coach

San Francisco Bay Area

I work with CEOs, Business Owners and Entrepreneurs to build emotional intelligence.  Research shows that emotional intelligence matters twice as much as IQ or technical expertise, that it accounts for 67% of the abilities necessary for superior performance, and that it is directly related to financial success.  In my Emotional Intelligence Executive Coaching programs, I include outdoor activities such as hiking, walking and even skiing.  Why be in an office when you can be outside?

At UC Davis, I earned my BA and also my Professional Coaching for Life and Work Certification.  As an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation, I specialize in Emotional Intelligence. I am also part of the business coaching and consulting teams at Capital Training and Ambrosini Group.

International trade was my specialty while working for many years at The North Face. Currently, along with Kivel Executive Coaching, I am also the Owner and CEO of SKY Fitness.  And, I am certified in Emotional Intelligence through Learning in Action Technologies.

Collegiate soccer was part of my experience while studying at UC Davis.  Now, I love to travel and have skied throughout France, Switzerland, Austria and Chile. I am also a triathlete and mountain biker and love Airstream adventures.  I am fascinated with the science of health, happiness and mindfulness.  I also love spending time with my three teenagers.  Recently, I was interview and filmed for the upcoming documentary, Alumination,

Maria Marques

East Bay Municipal Utility District

Oakland, CA

Shondi Miller, M.Ed.

With over 17 years of experience in the Human Resources profession, I’m dedicated to helping build an organization that develops successful leaders, supports a community of lifelong learners, assists in the creation of a rewarding workplace culture that attracts first-class talent, and provides ample opportunities to transform each employee’s career trajectory in an effort to strengthen the overall performance of an organization.

I possess thorough working knowledge and specialize in leadership and professional development. I am a strategic partner and support business needs and objectives by providing a broad range of support and consulting services to organizations, leadership, teams, and individuals. I am a Certified MBTI® Master Practitioner, Certified Strong Interest Inventory Practitioner, EQ Certified Practitioner, and have administered an array of career, personality, and aptitude tests and assessments. I have also earned an Advanced Career Coaching certification through Chapman University. In addition, I am currently in the final stages of completing my graduate level certification in Organizational Behavior and Executive Coaching through the University of Texas and my Professional Certified Coach (PCC) certification through the International Coach Federation (expected completion 2/2018).

I also provide pre-marital coaching with couples, utilizing assessments and open discussion to identify strengths, conflict management strategies, and potential challenges. We’ll work together to develop healthy communication and relationship strategies for a successful, happy marriage.

Anthony Perez

Return on Learning Coaching

Santa Barbara, CA

Anthony “Tony” Perez is an ICF Certified Coach and consultant.
Tony helps clients “reinvent” themselves and their company’s by
focusing on the client’s Emotional Intelligence, Building Trust
in Self and Others, and Resiliency Training. He works with BOD’s,
C-Suite Executives, Teams and Emerging Leaders.

Joyce Thom

Energy At Work

San Francisco Bay Area, CA